Afghan intel confirms U.S. drone strike killed Taliban leader

Afghan intel confirms U.S. drone strike killed Taliban leader

by WorldTribune Staff, May 22, 2016 The leader of the Afghan Taliban was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan, Afghanistan intelligence sources have confirmed. The May 21 attack killed Mullah Akhtar Mansour, the sources said. U.S. officials said the drone strike was authorized by President Barack Obama and “showed the United States was […]

Religious freedom report: Worldwide upheaval encouraging ‘systematic’ intolerance

Religious freedom report: Worldwide upheaval encouraging ‘systematic’ intolerance

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The latest report by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom says religious freedom across the world deteriorated in 2015. According to the report released on May 2, the global refugee crisis, political strife, and economic dislocation have contributed to an increase in “societal intolerance.” The […]

Lawmakers: Pakistan could use F-16s against India, not terrorists

Lawmakers: Pakistan could use F-16s against India, not terrorists

Special to WorldTribune.com Several members of Congress are questioning the “judgment and timing” of the Obama administration’s sale of F-16s to Pakistan, saying the Pakistanis could use the jets to attack India rather than the intended purpose of combating terrorism. The Obama administration plans to sell eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan at an estimated […]

Spike in worldwide executions credited to Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia

Spike in worldwide executions credited to Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Amnesty International says the number of confirmed executions across the world surged to its highest level in more than two decades in 2015, fueled by the rising use of capital punishment in Iran, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia. In a report released on April 6, the London-based […]

Unreported: The Pakistan time-bomb and a potential solution

Unreported: The Pakistan time-bomb and a potential solution

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Although the Obama Administration may well not recognize it, Pakistan is turning into the number one problem in fighting worldwide Islamic terrorism. The massacre of 79, many of them children, by an Islamic terrorist group aiming at Christians on a community playground on Eastern Sunday – large numbers […]

Easter Sunday blast at Pakistan park kills 65, mostly women and children

Easter Sunday blast at Pakistan park kills 65, mostly women and children

Special to WorldTribune.com A terrorist targeted mostly women and children when he blew himself up at a busy public park in Lahore, Pakistan on Easter Sunday. At least 65 people, the majority women and children, were killed and more than 280 wounded. Reports said the blast occurred in the parking area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, a […]

Out of Pakistan: Former President Musharraf leaves three years after he returned in bid to regain power

Out of Pakistan: Former President Musharraf leaves three years after he returned in bid to regain power

Special to WorldTribune.com Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s former president who is facing a litany of charges including high-treason, left the country on March 18 three years after returning from exile and vowing to regain power. Musharraf, who took power in a 1999 coup and a staunch U.S. ally after the 9/11 attacks, was removed from the […]

Pakistan reaffirms support for Saudi over Iran

Pakistan reaffirms support for Saudi over Iran

Special to WorldTribune.com Nuclear state Pakistan has reaffirmed its support for Saudi Arabia, saying any threat to Riyadh will be met with a response from Islamabad. In a Jan. 10 statement, Pakistani army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif pledged Pakistan’s support for Saudi amid the kingdom’s escalated tensions with Teheran over the execution of Shi’ite cleric […]

Addressing global terrorism on a day when it was everywhere

Addressing global terrorism on a day when it was everywhere

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The Hydra-headed challenge of global terrorism continues as the multi-faceted threat changes and mutates in response to increasingly effective counter-measures. Few countries have been in the cross hairs of violence as has been Pakistan, so it should come as no surprise that in the Security Council’s urgent meeting to […]

Losing the War on Terror: There’s something in the air

Losing the War on Terror: There’s something in the air

By Ben Stein Don’t look now, but Islam is becoming the MSM’s official religion of America. Now, it’s not just that no one bats an eye at the amazing truth that the United States is beaming TV ads all over Pakistan apologizing for a derogatory Internet trailer for a nonexistent movie demeaning the being that […]